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Ulcerative Colitis

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

What is ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the colon (large intestine). Inflammation and ulcers form on the inner lining of your colon. Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30 years old.

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What are the signs and symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

How is ulcerative colitis diagnosed?

How is ulcerative colitis treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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How can I manage my ulcerative colitis?

Call, or have someone call, your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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